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A Visual Approach to Teaching Place Value in Kindergarten

There's no doubt about the importance of teaching place value in kindergarten. Taking the time to ensure students have a solid understanding of this concept will dictate future success. But... have you ever tried to teach place value to young students and found it to be rather difficult? Yep, me ... READ the POST

Teaching Tips for Making Your Classroom Your Own

Have you ever felt overwhelmed or bogged down by the endless information, resources, and inspiration we have at out fingertips? In this modern era, with a simple search on Pinterest, YouTube, or Instagram, our screens are flooded with tons of ideas and photos on just about anything you're looking ... READ the POST

How to Create a Family Atmosphere in the First Week of School

As I gear up for the start of a new school year, I've been thinking a lot about what truly makes a classroom feel like home. For me, it's all about transforming 20+ individuals into a close-knit family from day one. Our classroom will be our home away from home for the next nine months, and it's ... READ the POST

25 Time-Saving Tips for Busy Teachers

As teachers, we wear many hats and are charged with the task of juggling many balls in the air so that our days run smoothly, both at school and at home. Lesson planning, meetings, parent-teacher conferences, emails, meal prep, kid's homework, baths… the list of tasks is never-ending! Life demands ... READ the POST

5 Easy Ways to Communicate with Parents in the 21st Century

Have you ever heard the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child"? Well, in today's fast-paced world, that village extends far beyond our classroom walls. As teachers, we know that creating a strong partnership with our kiddos' parents is essential for our students' success. That's why I always ... READ the POST

6 Benefits of Adding A Craft Activity To Your Elementary Classroom

If you've ever thought about adding a craft activity or art project to your classroom lessons, you're not alone. I've been there too. I started slowly, but over time, I have created an academically based, art loving classroom experience my students truly enjoy. What I've learned throughout my ... READ the POST

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